Category Arte

artists from late XIX and early XX century

The Butterfly

Inachis io in Buddleja davidii, D. Hirst 2009-2010 “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” Lao Tzu Butterfly is a symbol of Vanitas, of ephemeral beauty. Ephemeral comes from greek επί “in/on” and ημέρα “daytime” that is…

The eye

(Guardian Spirit of the Water, Odilon Redon 1878) “I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture -a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my…

I love

1. Diamonds (For the Love of God, Damien Hirst) 2. Sculpture (Alexander McQuenn shoes) 3. Wings (Anna Dello Russo with Pugh headpiece via jak&jil) 4. Drama (Paradise Lost, Gustave Doré ) 5. Silent movies (Alla Nazimova in Salomé, 1923) 6….


The Swing, J. H. Fragonard “Il Bello è sempre bizzarro. Non voglio dire che sia volontariamente, freddamente bizzarro, perché in tal caso sarebbe un mostro che esce dai binari della vita. Dico che contiene sempre un poco di bizzarria, che…